4 Ideas to Get Starting With Street Photography

Street photography is one of the most compelling genres in the craft, but it can be tricky to get started with. In this video, you'll get some ideas and inspiration to get off the mark.

I have a bizarre relationship with street photography. It is my favorite genre to look at, my favorite photographers are all primarily street, and I have a go myself at every opportunity. However, I don't live in a metropolitan or highly populated area and it requires a type of patience and dedication that I could give it, but it doesn't seem worthwhile with how infrequently I can.

There is a real similarity with macro photography of wildlife in some ways. You have to narrow down the right area with the right subjects, and then you have to put in the hours. You could be the best macro photographer on earth, but you still need patience to get those great images, and that's the same for street photography.

In my experience with street photography, there is one element that can act as almost a cheat code: the elements. Extreme weather is almost always a reason to not go out with your camera, but with street photography, heavy rain or snow make for incredible, atmospheric conditions!

What tips do you have for aspiring street photographers? Share them in the comments below.

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Robert K Baggs is a professional portrait and commercial photographer, educator, and consultant from England. Robert has a First-Class degree in Philosophy and a Master's by Research. In 2015 Robert's work on plagiarism in photography was published as part of several universities' photography degree syllabuses.

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